Fight With a Stick presents A Vista, the ultimate theatre experience of making the background the main performer
Date/Time: Mar 21 2019, 7:30 pm to 10:00 pmNew Westminster, Massey Theatre | Event calendar
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Over three nights in March, dozens of painted backdrops become the main attraction as the company works the antique hemp-rope rigging system to animate the beautifully painted settings. Up to fifteen backdrops are in action at one time, each one playing off the next in a unique visual choreography of canvass, pipe, rope, sound and lights.
During the three-day event, a “crew” of performers and designers animate 45 backdrops working to partner with the collective movement possibilities of the hemp house rigging system and the drops it holds. Each evening will focus on a different formal elements of the painted backdrops:
Weds. Mar. 20th – Full Drops
Thurs. Mar. 21st – Portals
Fri. Mar. 22nd – Legs.
The drops are openly handled and revealed in an ever-changing installation sequence in which no transition or backdrop is given more attention than any other.